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Axton is a fairly new given name, even though it's been around as a surname for centuries. While it's used for both boys and girls, it's taken off as a baby boy name in the United States, climbing the charts since 2012. That might be inspired by the popularity of other “axton” names, like Jaxton, Paxton, and Braxton, all of which have been on the rise throughout the 2010s. Look for lots of little boys to have the name Axton (or something that rhymes with it) during the 2020s.

Meaning of the name Axton:

English: Swordsman's stone

Origin of the name Axton:

The exact origin of Axton is unknown. It most likely started out as an English surname, and it's thought to mean “swordsman's stone.” Perhaps it was a location surname and was assigned to people who lived near a particular stone?

Symbolism of the name Axton:

Axton doesn't offer much in the way of symbolism. If you believe it means “swordsman's stone,” you may see it as a symbol of strength and bravery.

Style of the name Axton:

New age, surname as a given name

Gender of the name Axton:

Axton is a unisex baby name, though it's more common for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Axton:

AXE-ton

Number of syllables in the name Axton:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Axton:

The baby name Axton evokes images of someone who is good-natured, has a great sense of humor, and is easy to get along with.

Alternative spellings for the name Axton:

  • Axeton

Nicknames for the name Axton:

  • Ax

Popularity of the name Axton:

According to the Social Security Administration, Axton has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since 2012. As of 2021, it ranks at number 602.

Related names for the name Axton:

Great middle names for Axton and their meanings:

  • Kyle (narrow strait)
  • Noah (rest)
  • Daniel (God is my judge)
  • Michael (who is like God)
  • Wolf (wolf)
  • Milo (soldier)
  • Parker (park keeper)
  • Hunter (one who hunts)
  • Levi (joined, attached)

Famous people with the name Axton:

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Axton in popular culture:

  • Axton (character in the video game “Borderlands 2”)